Presenting Café Gray Deluxe Afternoon Tea and Pop-Up
Hong Kong, 2 September 2020 – The Upper House launches its third homegrown brand collaboration with specialist tea café teakha, to present a Café Gray Deluxe Afternoon Tea with tea-infused delicacies from sister brand, Plantation by teakha, and the brand’s very first pop-up, from September to November.
Founded by Nana Chan in 2012, teakha is an intimate tea café in Hong Kong’s quaint Poho neighborhood that focuses on hand-cooked teas and homemade cakes. The concept was inspired by a desire to recreate a space where teas and cakes are not only delicious, but also serve a purpose – to bring people together. In 2017, Plantation by teakha was born. A purveyor of rare tea and tea ware from small plantations around the world, its aim is to introduce a full spectrum of single origin, true teas to the younger generation.
“Swire Hotels has always been my favourite hospitality brand, with their personal touch and sensitivity to local cultures – qualities which I think have a lot in common with teakha. At teakha, we believe that tea is a window to opening our hearts. Through this window, we welcome you into our “home”, to experience a lifestyle that is in touch with our community and our environment. I think this is what The Upper House is about as well,” said Nana Chan.
“There is something quietly powerful about a nourishing cup of tea. There is equal richness in sharing it amongst friends and neighbours. I love the energy that teakha carries in their warm mugs, their fragrant scones, and the heart of what they do: to create community through deliciousness,” said Yvonne Cheung, Director of Restaurant and Bar, The Upper House.
Café Gray Deluxe x Plantation by teakha Afternoon Tea – 7 September until 30 November
The fragrant Afternoon Tea set features two savoury and two sweet creations that are infused with Plantation by teakha. The fruity quality of cold-brew Red Oolong tea is combined with the creaminess of goat cheese and sweetness from figs. The honeysuckle notes from Apple Blossom Verbena, work perfectly to cure the salmon on Guinness bread. The herbaceous Chamomile tea is married with contrasting citrus notes in the buttermilk verrine. The distinct and robust Red Jade Bergamot tea is matched with luscious milk chocolate chantilly and toasty hazelnuts. Café Gray Deluxe’s signature scone also gets a transformation with candied ginger, whilst keeping the same fluffy, buttery richness.
A choice of tea featuring Masala Chai, Keemun Rose and Apple Blossom Verbena from Plantation by teakha completes the Afternoon Tea. The Masala Chai is a double-brewed strong Assam with added ginger syrup and milk on the side, creating a balanced, lighter chai where all the flavours shine through. The Keemun Rose, blended with organic sweet rose from Yunnan, adds additional depth to the smoke and pinewood base of the tea, topping it off with a natural floral fragrance. Apple Blossom Verbena has a sweet lemony flavour carried by a light, round body. The caffeine-free tea boosts healing properties for sore throats, digestive disorders, and skin whitening.
The Café Gray Deluxe x Plantation by teakha Afternoon Tea
7 September until 30 November 2020
3:30pm to 5:30pm
HK$285 per person, HK$480 per 2 people
Level 49, The Upper House
Book with promo code “TUHteakha” to receive a gift from Plantation by teakha. Available while stock lasts.
For Café Gray Deluxe reservations, please contact +852 3968 1106, email or visit www.upperhouse.com.
teakha Pop-Up, Level 6 – 11 September until 29 November
As the cool breeze returns in autumn, guests can savour creations from teakha’s scone and tea pop-up on The Lawn. Inspired by Nana’s family recipe, the baked delights brim with distinctive local touches, featuring flavours exclusively for The Upper House Pop-Up, including Fig, Roselle, Apple Longan, Earl Grey Lemon, Matcha White Chocolate and Banana Peanut Butter. Enjoy the perfect accompaniments of teakha’s Masala Chai, Yin Yang, Caramelised Lemon Tea, Assam Original Milk and more.
11 September until 29 November (Closed on Mondays)
10:00am to 4:00pm
Level 6, The Upper House
All prices are subject to a 10% service charge.
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